At Rowing Club SMARK, you can row traditional Finnish small wooden boats (single/double), church boats (14 oars, cox) and Olympic class boats. During winter, SMARK offers indoor rowing. SMARK organises Learn-to-Row courses every year.
For Olympic class rowing, SMARK has options for independent rowing as well as rowing in bigger groups with bigger O-class boats. If you are new to rowing, please consider joining a Learn-to-Row course. If you are familiar to rowing, please contact toimisto(at)smark.fi to book an appointment with the volunteer workers of the club to discuss rowing at SMARK!
For example, we have great experiences of university exchange students from all around the world joining SMARK to continue rowing through their exchange: welcome!
After you have met with a SMARK member to discuss your rowing experience, you can apply for membership by filling out this form. After filling out the form and paying your membership fee, you will receive an access card to the club premises. Membership fee is either yearly (2021: 250€) or monthly (2021: 30-60€/month) and includes all (rowing, indoor rowing, small gym, swimming summer/winter). SMARK is not just a club but also a community and operates on volunteer work (club board, boat maintenance, boathouse maintenance, events, membership communications, social media, coaching, learn-to-row course organisation) – all members are welcome and expected to take part in these club activities.
In case you are interested in racing or joining a racing crew, it is good to know that to be eligible to take part in the national championships requires (according to the rules of the national rowing federation) residing in Finland on 1st of January of the racing calendar year.
Soutuseura SMARK ry, Roddklubben SMARK rf
phone +358-50-5722 318 (Markus Kuusela / weekdays at 9:00-16:00)